This is the Voice
Hello Fellow Classmates,
I am sure you have all just finished recording all your sounds and were thinking to yourselves, wouldn’t it be a great idea if I could talk over this sound as it plays. Well hopefully after reading this you will be able to do just that with the Adobe Voice Over Feature.
To begin you must decide what device you are going to use in order to record the voice over. Once you have opened Adobe Audition this can be found on the top left corner under audition. Then go to edit hardware. Under this tab you will be able to choose the settings that best suit your project under audio channel mapping. As seen in the preferences box below.
Once you have chosen the device you may now create a new file. This can be done under file, new audio file. Select the channel to be a mono file for now as it will be the easiest way to deal with your file at this time. You may now test your voice with the mic. When practicing you want your peak voice to be around -9 to -12. Once you are ready you can then click record. The set up should look something like this as you begin to play around with it.
Once you have what you would like recorded under this you can then begin the voice over. To create this go to file, “New Multi-track Session.” There are preset templates within this that you can use. You can then choose the voice over according to your needs. Once it has been chosen something like the photo below should appear. With this Adobe Audition sets up the whole template for you. All you have to do is go through each one and choose the sound you want.
For each “channel” you have to choose the input and output that you will be using to record your sounds. The button used to do this is the two arrows. Depending on your computer you want to choose the lowest buffer possible. For most decent computers 128 is a good choice. Basically the buffer is used to reduce echo and other things like that.
Once you have completed the recordings for your voice over you are going to have to convert the files. The conversion of the files is done to specialize the recording to how it is going to be used. This can be done under the edit menu. Then choose the convert sample rate. In order for this to work you have to be closed out of the file you are working on and have it saved. You can then choose your sample so stereo for example and then adjust your bit depth. Then click ok and it should be good to go!
After adjusting this if you see big changes in the wavelength of the recording this could be due to microphone popping. In order to fix this prior to even recording you want to set your settings so that the pop filter is on. You should now be all set with your very first voice over!
Hopefully this is of some help to you as you begin your next journey with sound! I hope you all had a great weekend! If you are struggling, just remember…
“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” -C.S Lewis
-Mary Kathryn Flood